Shortlist: predictor of a rewarding job ànd internship
Early November I started looking for an internship. I wanted to learn something new and at the same time make usage of my languages and communicative skills. Crossbridge turned out to be the perfect match. The internship gives me insights into recruitment and people in general and I get to create content.
I also got to know Shortlist, the online orientation platform designed by Crossbridge. It helps last-year students and young graduates to find a concrete career direction. As a last-year student I wanted to test it myself because I did not really know what type of job or company would suit me best. Now looking back to it, I see that there are great similarities between my responsibilities as an intern and what my perfect job would look like.
Shortlist suggested that, in an ideal world, I should work in a company with teamwork and autonomy. Contradictory, isn’t it? Yet, it is indeed exactly what I need and what this internship is all about. While searching people for a position I reflect with other Crossbridgers, but when I am rewriting texts I get a portion of me-time and independence..
Now let’s talk about the competences Shortlist suggested for me. Besides working independently, I love planning and time management. I am a real to-do list lover. Because I can work from home at least once a week, I can plan the day by myself, making usage of my planning skills.
My background and my first love will always remain languages. As much of our communication is in English, I also get to use my linguistic talent.
At Crossbridge, an intern is never the one who makes coffee. First of all, we have a machine for that. Secondly, interns are really implemented in the full project, from A to Z. I am responsible for the search of potential candidates but I will also assist during intake conversations. The other Crossbridgers keep me updated on the candidates too.
Shortlist also mentioned I should look for a job that involves proactive thinking, as that is really something that suits me. I had a few brainstorm sessions on marketing and communication campaigns and I hope that I will have many more of them in the coming weeks.
The list of dream jobs Shortlist suggested turns out to be spot on. My internship at Crossbridge is a mix of recruitment and selection officer and marcom officer. I really get the best of both worlds.
As you can see, Shortlist got a perfect image of who I am and what I am looking for in a job. This internship gives me exactly what I need and I am already looking forward to the following weeks.